Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Though the female usually builds the nest, some pairs share the work, and both incubate. If a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak pair raises a second brood, the male may take charge of the first while his mate sits on the new eggs.

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Roland Jordahl Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Scientific Name: Pheucticus ludovicianus.
Family: Cardinal.
Length: 8 inches.
Wingspan: 12-1/2 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male is black and white with a triangle of rose red on the breast. Female is  brown and white with a striped breast and a dark cheek patch.Nest: Pairs build a loosely constructed nest; the female lays up to five bluish or greenish speckled eggs.
Voice: Song is a long, continuous robinlike whistle.
Habitat: Deciduous and mixed woods, also well-wooded residential areas and parks.
Diet: Tree seeds, insects and fruit.
Backyard Favorites: Sunflower and safflower seeds.

Listen to the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak’s song and learn where to spot them!

Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Bird SpeciesRange maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.

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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Roland Jordahl Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Scientific Name: Pheucticus ludovicianus.
Family: Cardinal.
Length: 8 inches.
Wingspan: 12-1/2 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male is black and white with a triangle of rose red on the breast. Female is  brown and white with a striped breast and a dark cheek patch.Nest: Pairs build a loosely constructed nest; the female lays up to five bluish or greenish speckled eggs.
Voice: Song is a long, continuous robinlike whistle.
Habitat: Deciduous and mixed woods, also well-wooded residential areas and parks.
Diet: Tree seeds, insects and fruit.
Backyard Favorites: Sunflower and safflower seeds.

Bird Song & Range Map

Listen to the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak’s song and learn where to spot them!

Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Bird SpeciesRange maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.

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